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Super Fun Team Building Activities for Employees at the Workplace

If you’re looking for a hike in productivity and efficiency within your employees, the one thing you need to do is organize some Team Building Activities within the group. These games act as a motivating factor and also make the work environment more fun and coordinative.

Although there might be more sighs than yays, the end result of these workplace activities for emplyoees will increase the unity among them. So whether you were hired to put together some team building initiatives or you think your team just needs to get together, BookEventZ has come up with a list of some of the most work-friendly entertaining activities.

 

Scavenger Hunt

Objective: A team bonding exercise that breaks up office cliques and encourages people to work with colleagues from other teams, departments, or just social circles.

Time: 30-45 mins

No of Participants: Groups of 3-5

Tools: Pen and Paper

Rules: Break the group into teams of two or more. Make a list of goofy items for each team. These items will then have to be searched around the premises and photographed, as a group. To make things interesting, set a deadline by which they must complete all tasks. Whoever completes the most tasks the quickest, wins!

 

Back-to-Back Drawing

Objective: Enhances Communication Skills among the employees

Time: 20-30 mins

No of Participants: Groups of 2

Tools: Paper, pens and an image.

Rules: Split everyone into pairs of 2 and have them sit back to back. One person gets an image and other gets the paper and pen. The person with the images has to describe what he sees without giving away specific details while his partner draws the image using his imagination. Set a timer and the couple with the best replica wins the game.

 

Office Trivia

Objective: Team Bonding

Time: 15-20 mins

No of Participants: As many as you want

Tools: 20-25 trivia questions about your workplace

Rules: The best way to break the ice between employees from different departments is to hold a quiz about each other and the workplace. You can come up with a series of questions like, “Who knows how to speak a particular language?” “Where does a particular employee stay?” “How long has a particular employee been in the organization”. This is the simplest and most effective way to start a conversation between everyone.

 

Salt and Pepper

Objective: Breaking communication barriers

Time: 20-30 mins

No of Participants: In multiples of 2

Tools: Pen, paper and tape

Rules: Think of well-known pairs that go together like a nut and bolt, cookies and cream, Mickey and Minnie, salt and pepper, and write them to two chits separately. Now tape a chit on everyone’s back, and have them find their other half without telling them what’s on their back. They can figure it out by asking yes-no questions to their colleagues and when they do they have to figure 3 common things between them.  

Egg Drop

Objective: Creative, Teamwork and Problem Solving

Time: 15-20 mins

No of Participants: Groups of 3-5

Tools: A dozen Eggs, office supplies like tape, newspapers, rubber bands, etc. and an area to drop the egg like a parking lot or some other place you don’t mind getting messy.

Rules: The rules of this game are simple. Try to save the egg from the fall. Divide the group into teams of 3-5 and ask them to hunt for office supplies that can help create a protective layer around the egg. After an allotted amount of time drop these eggs from the second floor and increase the number of floors until there is one survivor.

 

Spider Web

Objective: Creative Problem Solving & Collaboration Exercise

Time: 15-20 mins

No of Participants: Groups of 3-5

Tools: Twine, Tape and an empty room.

Rules: Tape strings of twine across a room in different directions. Make groups of 3-5 and then ask them to cross the room in the mission impossible style. The Groups that can get all their teammates across the room without touching a single web wins.

 

Human Knot

Objective: Good communication, team building and cooperation.

Time: 15 – 30 minutes

No of Participants: Groups of 7-10

Tools: None

Rules: Ask everyone to stand in a circle facing each other. Once that’s done have everyone stretch their right hand and grab hold of a random person’s hand from the circle. Then ask them to do the same with the left. Within an allotted set of time, ask everyone to entangle themselves to make a circle again without breaking the bond. You can also make smaller circles from a larger group, which can then compete with each other.

The Minefield

Objective: Trust building, communication and effective listening.  

Time: 15-30 min

No of Participants: In multiples of 2

Tools Needed: Various handheld objects, several blindfolds

Rules: Randomly place objects like bottles, cones or bags in an open space like a parking lot or a park. Make pairs and one of them be blindfolded. The task here is for the other one to direct his blind partner across the space without touching these minefields. To increase the difficulty, you can create a path that the blindfolded person has to follow or the person whos directing can only give opposite directions.

So there you go, BookEventZ list of favorite Team Building activities that will definitely build a bond between your employees which will then help them work productively and effectively.

Andrea Pereira

Andrea was the former Content Marketing Associate at BookEventz and is currently based in Mumbai. When she's not looking for the latest trends in the world of weddings and birthday parties, she's busy being a book nerd, full-time glutton, and planning which movie to watch next.

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2 comments

  1. Bonding, is necessary at what ever the field might be the bonding among our team mates tells how strong the team is, that kind of bonding can be strengthen on the basis of togetherness where it can be achieved through a medium where bookeventz provides us a good platform to improve it

  2. When creating a work environment with an effective communication network there is one key factor that is vital. It is to ‘Keep your door open’. Regularly remind and reinforce that your door is always open to any inquiries or concerns.

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